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CrowdTorch Wins Software & Information Industry CODiE Award for Best Mobile Device Application for Consumers

Company recognized for excellence in software and information industries

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McLean, Va. – May 13, 2013 – Cvent, the world's largest meeting and event management technology company, today announced that its mobile solution, CrowdTorch, has been selected as a SIIA Software CODiE award winner for best mobile device application for consumers. CrowdTorch mobile applications are fast becoming a vital resource for consumer and social events, including music festivals, sporting events, food & wine events, film festivals and fairs.

To date, CrowdTorch has built award winning apps for the BCS National Championship, the Preakness Stakes, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and Toyota's Auto Show etc. Its mobile apps have been downloaded more than two million times, maintain a 4.5 star rating across mobile platforms and have consistently increased attendee participation and sponsor interest at hundreds of high-profile consumer events.

“It’s an honor to receive the CODiE award and to be recognized by industry peers for our leadership in the mobile space,” said Brian Ludwig, senior vice president of sales at Cvent. “This recognition will fuel continued CrowdTorch innovation, as there are many new game changing capabilities that we plan to bring to the market over the next 12 months.”

The SIIA CODiE awards are the premier award for software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. Cvent’s win is an especially prestigious honor as award winners underwent a rigorous selection process and were peer reviewed by a field of software industry executives including industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, analysts, consultants, and subject-matter experts, whose evaluations determined 100 finalists. Winners in other categories include Adobe Systems Inc., Eloqua Corporation and NetSuite Inc.

“SIIA’s 2013 Software CODiE Award winners show that innovation and growth is alive in many areas of the software industry,” said SIIA Vice President for the Software Division Rhianna Collier. “Among the 27 winners, you’ll find many of the most exciting software products and services on the market today.”

CrowdTorch’s mobile app for 2012 ESPN X Games was recently chosen as an official honoree in the Events (Handheld Devices) category for mobile apps by the Webby Awards. CrowdTorch’s app was selected for excellence in content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience. For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit

About Cvent

Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world's largest meetings and event management technology company and has 1,400+ employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys, and helps more than 10,000 clients in 90 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent's client base includes corporations from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

About CrowdTorch

CrowdTorch is a leading provider of mobile applications for consumer and social events, including music festivals, sporting events, culinary events and community get-togethers. These interactive apps feature schedules, key bios, maps and other pertinent event information. CrowdTorch has built apps for a number of extremely high profile consumer events including the Kentucky Derby, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., and Toyota’s Auto Show. To date, CrowdTorch has seen more than 2 million downloads of the apps it has developed. For more information about CrowdTorch, please visit

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

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